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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Recent articles mentioning Nick's Regiment and City

Jan. 15, 2007
MND-B Soldiers receive small arms fire, detain three suspects
KALSU, Iraq – Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers detained three suspected insurgents while on patrol in a town, 35 miles southwest of Baghdad Jan. 14.

Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division received small arms fire from a squad-size insurgent team while on patrol of the Jurf As Sahkr water treatment plant.

The patrol witnessed insurgents stripping a vehicle suspected for use as a potential vehicle-borne explosive device. As the insurgents flee, dispersing in different directions, the patrol received small arms fire from two nearby houses.

Three insurgents were detained and the two houses were searched. Nothing was found.

There were no injuries sustained from the incident. The detainees are being held for further questioning.

Kalsu conference: Focused on provincial transition to Iraqi control
"...Lt. Col. Bo Balcavage, commander of the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT (ABN), 25th Inf. Div., praised the effectiveness of the Iraqi soldiers that his unit has fought alongside near Jurf as Sakhr, a town approximately 35 miles southwest of Baghdad..."

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